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HS: A third of Finns tightening purse strings

A new poll finds that a third of residents have become more cautious spenders since the coronavirus crisis.

Study: Coughing could spread coronavirus up to four metres

The risk of infection grows the more time we spend in crowded indoor spaces, research shows.

'8,000 tests per day': Tampere lab awaits arrival of new testing gear

The devices are to arrive next month and expected to increase daily coronavirus tests by the thousands, the firm says.

Thursday’s papers: Finnish vaccine, a quiet Vappu, and the state's 44m euro inheritance jackpot

The race to find a vaccine against the novel coronavirus makes the headlines in Finland on Thursday.

Police probe 11 coronavirus deaths at Kiuruvesi care home

Police in North Savo may launch a preliminary investigation if a criminal report into the deaths is filed.

Government in talks on extending or easing coronavirus restrictions

Pressure is growing for the government to ease restrictions, but warnings of the risks involved continue.

THL to track coronavirus in waste water

Sampling sewage is part of the effort to map the spread of novel coronavirus in the country.

Finland expecting 1500 essential seasonal workers from abroad

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry says 1500 workers are not enough and help from home is also needed this summer.

Former President, first lady recovering from Covid-19

Eeva Ahtisaari tested positive for the virus on 21 March, while her husband was diagnosed a few days later.

Pandemic puts a damper on western Finland's Easter bonfire tradition

Ostrobothnia's long tradition of an Easter bonfire has been broken this year by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Daily: Gov't not planning to extend Uusimaa border closure

The closure of the border is due to end on 19 April.

Coronavirus updates archive: 10 March - 10 April 2020

This archive contains Yle News' coverage of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Finland from 10 March - 10 April 2020.

Finland rolls out nationwide coronavirus antibody testing effort

Random testing will begin on working-age capital area residents and will later expand to all age groups and regions.

Ministry pushes to increase face mask production

Finnish care homes have faced a shortage of face masks during the coronavirus epidemic.

Seasonal workers subject to two-week quarantine, working group recommends

Ministries and the employment agency are also aiming to get out-of-work residents into seasonal employment.

Chemicals safety watchdog: Don't use spirits for home-made hand disinfectant

General hardware and retail store Biltema has reported a brisk trade in methylated spirits in February and March.

THL: Coronavirus testing in Finland nearly doubles in under a week

To date Finland has administered nearly 30,000 novel coronavirus tests, says THL health security director Mika Salminen.

Reports: Finland has 300 recovered Covid-19 cases

US-based Johns Hopkins University says 300 people in Finland have recovered from Covid-19, but one expert is not so sure.

Minister: Schools must contact parents if pupils skip remote lessons

Ministers discussed Finland’s arrangements for education provision during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jyväskylä confirms care worker has coronavirus

Around ten people were quarantined to prevent further infection.

How Finland's Covid-19 testing measures up

Tests for the disease have increased in Finland, but the country's levels are nowhere near those of Iceland and Norway.

Minister calls for restraint over state firms' top-level pay

Last week state-owned Posti announced a special bonus for top management.

Seniors, other risk groups defy guidance to queue for much-needed food

Seniors and other risk groups say they worry about Covid-19 but have no choice but to go out for vital items like food.

Coronavirus outbreak to last until summer, researchers say

Speculation that summer heat could limit the spread of the virus offers hope for a short window of relief in Finland.

Stuck in limbo: Hostages of the pandemic in Finland

The coronavirus pandemic has left people stranded in Finland, facing isolation, unemployment and even homelessness.

THL forecast: 11-15,000 to be hospitalised by coronavirus

The health authority estimated that the epidemic would last four to six months before it's over.

Finland's coronavirus death count now at three

The two additional fatalities were considered to be in risk groups.

Defence Minister pledges military to help enforce curbs on movement

Government is considering isolating the Uusimaa region in the south to slow the spread of novel coronavirus.

Wednesday's papers: Tough new measures, "relieved" restaurants, and a coronavirus-free region

Finland's press takes stock of the government's new measures aimed at tackling the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Economist: Finland's 100,000 layoffs may just be the beginning

The CEO of Finland's Chamber of Commerce said the country has not yet seen the peak of layoff announcements.

PM Marin: Measures to close restaurants and restrict movement being prepared

The cabinet will reconvene Monday evening to launch more action to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Finnair: Passengers with Covid-19 symptoms will be barred from flights

The announcement came as the airline laid on extra flights to bring home Finnish citizens and residents still abroad.

Åland Islands confirms first coronavirus cases, recommends quarantine for visitors from Finland

The Åland Islands confirmed two cases of infection with novel coronavirus on Saturday.

THL confirms first coronavirus death in Finland

The deceased was an elderly person residing in southern Finland.

Sickness allowance queries burden healthcare workers

Only those who have been ordered by a doctor to enter quarantine will receive the daily allowance, health ministry confirms.

Wednesday’s papers: Flattening the curve

Finland’s press on Wednesday looks into ways to contain novel coronavirus.

Analysis: Coronavirus could put 6,000 in hospital

Government has taken steps to slow the spread of novel coronavirus to ensure hospitals are not overburdened.

HUS: Coronavirus testing to focus on health professionals

The southern Finland hospital district said that it has changed its novel coronavirus testing strategy.

Helsinki heart surgeon tests positive for coronavirus, 30 hospital workers now quarantined

The hospital said 30 workers who'd been in contact with the surgeon were in quarantine, including 15 doctors and 13 nurses.

Viking Line sounds warning on new business outlook over novel coronavirus

The firm and its competitors all noted at least a slight decrease in new reservations or a boost in cancellations.

Wednesday papers: Fast virus testing, impacts on tourism, ex-champ hangs up her gloves

Virus testing, courts on flight delay compensation, and the end of a boxing career are among the items in the newspapers on Wednesday.

THL: Don't take sniffly kids to grandparents

Finnish health authorities say elderly people need to be protected from the coronavirus.

Finland's education minister: Stay home if you're unwell

Three additional novel coronavirus cases were confirmed in Central Finland on Monday afternoon.

Finland confirms seven new novel coronavirus infections

The new cases were reported in regions across southern Finland.

Monday’s papers: Novel coronavirus updates, asylum appeals, unusually warm weather

Finland's morning newspapers are dominated by developments linked to the novel coronavirus.

Finland confirms five new coronavirus cases on Sunday

Health authorities on Sunday confirmed five new cases of novel coronavirus in Finland, bringing the total number to 24.

Finland confirms three new coronavirus cases, total now 15

All of the infections reported Friday involved persons who had returned from outbreak areas.

Friday's papers: More millionaires, no to women conscripts, novel coronavirus tracking

Morning papers report on more wealthy Finns, a poll rejecting women conscripts, experts calming fears of a new epidemic.

Finance Minister Kulmuni: Finland ready to spend if coronavirus hits economy

Finnish growth was forecast at 1 percent in 2020, but is now expected to be lower.

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